Is your battery ready for winter?

Holiday content banner


Is your battery ready for winter?

If you are reading this, winter is upon us. Last year the winter season had started very early. This year we better prepare the car on time. Top up the coolant and remember to add enough antifreeze to the windshield washer fluid. Winter tires are fitted and the battery and alternator are checked.

Are the V strings properly tensioned? Are the jump leads and tow rope ready? And where is the towing eye? Of course, the pass of the roadside assistance is with the registration papers and there are several ice scrapers in the car. The door rubbers are lubricated to prevent freezing and the locks are also treated. It seems that nothing has been left to chance. Would this be enough to avoid starting problems in the coming winter? Time will tell. I am already looking forward to winter. It may not be cold enough for me, but the car has to work. Nothing is more damaging to the atmosphere than a car that does not start. Starting problems always occur when it doesn't come out. Let's take a look at the first problem and what can be done about it. It has been a cold night. For days, even weeks, the temperature was above the normal average. Suddenly the weather turns and it gets cold. That's THE moment when the battery gets tough. Especially when he is not that young anymore. Due to the cold, the capacity will decrease greatly and the battery may now be too weak to run the starter motor. I have taken it safe myself and had my battery replaced. It was now 5,5 years old and the costs of a new battery do not outweigh the annoyance of not starting.

Text and photo: Jacques van den Bergh

Give an answer

The email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

The maximum upload file size: 8 MB. you can upload: image. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop files here

Now in store

View the 40-page preview via this link or a click on the cover.

The December issue, containing:

  • restoration report Fiat 1900B Granluce
  • restoration report Renault 5 Alpine Turbo
  • Austin 3 Liter
  • De Golf Convertible and the Creme21 Youngtimer Rallye
  • restoration report Hoffmann Governor MP 250-2
  • Kawasaki GTR 1000
  • Fisherman's Ambulance Museum
  • Duplicate type designations Part XX
cover 12 2022 300

The perfect reading material for an evening or more of undisturbed dreaming. It is now in stores. A subscription is of course better, because then you will no longer miss a number and you are also much cheaper. Not bad in these expensive times.

Citroën HY: Verkeerd Afgelopen

Peugeot 403: Verkeerd Afgelopen